Update: Jay Z Brings ‘Made In America’ Festival To L.A.


Bad news for East Cost festival fans.

According to MTV, Jay Z is set to join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other dignitaries at City Hall in downtown to announce that Made In America will take place in L.A. this summer.

The press conference will happen today (Apr. 16) at 12: 30 PM ET with other announcements and details.

Previously, Hov hosted the event in Philadelphia since its inception in 2012.

“Not everyone is psyched for the announcement, though. Variety reported that City Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion last month asking the city to withhold permits for the festival until there were answers to his questions about how Made in America might disrupt downtown business due to street closures. He’s also reportedly concerned about holding a for-profit, ticketed concert where alcohol will be served in a public venue.” (MTV News)

Update: The festival will happen in both Philly and L.A. on August 30-31.